Brain Archive
20 October 2013, 05:44 PM ET
When it comes to learning from mistakes, humans and rats may think alike, research suggests. The findings suggest rats could be a model for studying human adaptive control, the process of modifying choices based on experience.
27 September 2013, 03:28 PM ET
A tiny, relatively simple organism helps scientists understand how the brain works.
27 September 2013, 02:58 PM ET
The tools that algae use to detect light for photosynthesis optimization have been transplanted (via safe virus) into mice. This will give scientists the ability to electrically activate their neurons with light.
25 September 2013, 09:00 AM ET
Nearly two-thirds of Americans mistakenly believe that humans only use 10 percent of their brains, according to a new poll on brain health. The poll also revealed that Americans have other misperceptions about the brain.
17 September 2013, 10:43 PM ET
Just buying a lottery ticket can trigger rash decisions, research has found.
05 September 2013, 02:01 PM ET
The human brain has a "map" for perceiving numbers, new research shows. Topographical maps of the human brain are known to exist for sight, hearing and touch, but this is the first time such a map has been found for numerosity, or number sense.
03 September 2013, 12:21 PM ET
The idea that some people are "left-brained," meaning they are highly analytical, while others are "right-brained," or more creative, is not true, according to a new study that looked at brain scans of more than 1,000 people.
29 August 2013, 10:21 AM ET
Using skin cells, researchers were able to develop 'neural organoids,' mini brains that can be used to study human brain development. Powered by NewsLook.
28 August 2013, 01:00 PM ET
Scientists can now grow functional mini brains for study.
20 August 2013, 08:43 AM ET
In its size and scope, Obama's brain-mapping project could claim a place in human culture on par with previous landmarks, like the moon landings and the Human Genome Project, experts say.
14 August 2013, 04:38 PM ET
It lives in warm waters and can swim up your nose to your brain, but fortunately infections are rare.
13 August 2013, 07:18 PM ET
Giving verbal cues can alter what you see.
13 August 2013, 10:25 AM ET
Using condoms is a good thing. Using used condoms, well, not so much.
01 August 2013, 03:15 PM ET
Camping helps reset your internal timekeeper.
26 July 2013, 01:43 PM ET
False memories can be implanted in mice and presumably humans.
16 July 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Drinking plain old water may help improve mental performance, a new study suggests. In the study, participants who drank water before a test had improved reaction times.
09 July 2013, 09:53 AM ET
How post-traumatic stress disorder develops has remained mysterious, but now researchers say that brain studies illuminate the changes that may lead to PTSD
01 July 2013, 09:03 AM ET
A popular way to gaze at the Hong Kong skyline that millions of people take advantage of every year is to ride a tram there up Victoria Peak, Hong Kong's highest mountain. The skyscrapers appear to fall away from passengers, toward the peak of the mountai
28 June 2013, 07:08 AM ET
A woman in the Netherlands went to her doctor complaining of unwanted orgasms that started in her foot.
10 June 2013, 03:00 PM ET
Study reveals hints to evolution of social abilities.
10 June 2013, 07:38 AM ET
The brain is a complex organ, but scientists have developed sophisticated tools for studying it.
04 June 2013, 02:15 PM ET
The science of deception is on display in new television series.
30 May 2013, 05:23 PM ET
Many complex processes go on inside the human body every day.
29 May 2013, 03:28 PM ET
A new study examined how high blood pressure in the central arteries may predict cognitive decline.
23 May 2013, 12:00 PM ET
A simple test of how well people filter foreground from background motion can predict IQ.
19 May 2013, 02:38 PM ET
Critics say the new DSM-5 will expand the boundaries of mental illness.
15 May 2013, 05:13 PM ET
Long-term treatment with ADHD medications may impact the way patients respond to the drugs.
10 May 2013, 03:41 PM ET
Participants were tickled in the name of science inside a brain-scanning machine.
08 May 2013, 12:24 PM ET
The brain perceives moving objects to be farther along in their trajectory than what our eyes see.
24 April 2013, 06:48 PM ET
Are we getting closer to unlocking the secrets of the mind?
22 April 2013, 06:00 PM ET
A radical concept could revise theories addressing cognitive behavior.
16 April 2013, 04:30 PM ET
Regular exercise may counteract some of the deleterious effects of drinking on the brain, early results from a new study suggests.
12 April 2013, 02:30 PM ET
The brain is easily fooled into believing in phantom limbs.
05 April 2013, 05:26 PM ET
Brain map has value, but is it the best investment?
29 March 2013, 12:17 PM ET
New tool may illuminate brain's inner workings.
22 March 2013, 10:38 AM ET
New research clarifies why music and exercise make such a good team, and how to create an optimal workout playlist.